Quite the confusing mess.
I think we’d all be telling a little white lie if we said we’d never sloped into bed after a long day or eventful night and used a face wipe to take our makeup off. No one is disputing the ease of the face wipe, but have you ever woken up the next day and noticed how horrendous your skin feels? and of course, they are the cause of blocked drains.
Some dermatologists would even go as far as to say they’d rather you slept in your makeup, than use a face wipe.
I think most brands have got through the ‘NO ALCOHOL’ stage of the face wipe epidemic but that’s not all that’s bad about face wipes, but full of much other skin-damaging chemicals ones like antifreeze yes antifreeze you use in the car! They also pretty much just smear around whatever makeup, dirt, and dead skin is hanging around on your face, leaving a trail of irritated skin in their wake. The preservatives in Face Wipes can cause masses of irritation to even the most resilient skin, let alone anyone that tends to suffer from sensitivity.
So, you’ve officially boycotted face wipes and moved onto Micellar Water... Even worse Still easy, could probably do it in bed if you had cotton pads and a bin close by BUT, this is another no-no. We’ve spoken about Micellar Water before but in brief, it's quite literally water with chemicals added that cause your skin to dry and damage your cells. It came in to play to remove the very heavy makeup that some use and its a bit like paint stripper Continuing use of Micellar Water will not only dry your skin, but it will cause premature ageing. The chemicals within it gradually strip away the nutrients that sit on your skin that would have kept it hydrated and protected. Dehydrated and unprotected skin is open to UVA damage, Free Radical Damage and a higher risk of Skin Cancer.
“Okay thanks for that. Now I need to completely re-think my bathroom cabinet….”
For those in a hurry with 5 minutes to spare before their eyes close:
Simone's Face Wash. Absolutely no need for a toner after so it’s nice & simple. Dab your face with some water so it’s damp, couple pumps of the face wash onto your fingers, do circular motions around your face (lips, eyebrows, eyelids- the lot!) and then either use a wet muslin cloth to take it off or just wash off with warm water. Tip for mascara, just before you wash the face wash off, close your eyes and gently rub your eyelashes with the face wash you have on your fingers. Yes, you will have panda eyes, but it’ll literally melt the mascara off and then it’ll be bye-bye panda eyes when you wash everything off!
Konjac Sponge once a week for an exfoliation, get rid of the dead skin cells & it’s a nice treat for your skin! Just wet it before you use it, couple of pumps of face wash and away you go!
Simone's Facial Serum ever the statement product of our brand, we absolutely swear by our Facial Oils. Whichever oil you use, it will deliver & lock in such powerful ingredients to the deeper levels of your skin, bringing benefit after benefit to your skin. Don’t forget, if you’re using an oil in the morning you’re going to want a cream or something to mattify the oil before applying makeup. If you’re using it at night, you won’t need any mattifying for your pillow!